Criminal Aspects of Drug Trafficking

7 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2018

See all articles by Tiberiu Viorel Popescu

Tiberiu Viorel Popescu

Acad. Andrei Rădulescu - Institute of Legal Research of the Romanian Academy

Date Written: November 20, 2018

Abstract

A very specific aspect of drug trafficking, but which circumscribes most of the serious forms of crime, is not to provide a doctrinal and legislative definition of an operational definition. A quantitative analysis followed by another qualitative one may at best reflect criminological aspects related to the visible side of this type of crime. This study aims to analyze aspects such as routes, links and connections of drug trafficking with terrorism in the context of globalization and taking into account the diverse typology of this type of crime. Routes provide clues about the drug route from the producer to the consumer as well as the changes generated by the intensification of UN controls. The networks reflect the diverse typology of this type of crime, which has direct implications in identifying the criminological factors that potentiate trafficking. Connections between drug trafficking and terrorism have been established in the Middle East and Colombia, these being significant criminogenic areas where it is possible to identify the direct involvement of terrorist groups in drug trafficking. Addressing one of the most profitable forms of crime, such as drug trafficking, is always a challenge.

Keywords: Criminology, drugs, drug trafficking, high crime, organized crime

Suggested Citation

Popescu, Tiberiu Viorel, Criminal Aspects of Drug Trafficking (November 20, 2018). RAIS Conference Proceedings - The 11th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3303505 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3303505

Tiberiu Viorel Popescu (Contact Author)

Acad. Andrei Rădulescu - Institute of Legal Research of the Romanian Academy ( email )

Bucharest
Romania

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